Once again, LOUD Girls have jumpstarted 2018 with their LOUD, in areas of literary arts, sports, entertainment, style, politics and more! You’re welcome.
Check out January’s top four moments in LOUD!
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Jada Pinkett Smith | Photo via IG: @alongwalkhome
Jada Pinkett Smith wore a “Got Consent” shirt to the Sundance Film Festival. Although the move seems subtle – it ain’t. The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States, with more than 50,000 attendees every year, and growing. In addition, it showcases new indie talent and films, providing ample opportunity for old-heads to swoop in and capitalize on the next biggest star. So, Jada wearing that shirt sends a message to all incoming talent and the good ole boy network, that ain’t nobody dealing with their predatory behaviors no more.
Award-winning Actress Marsai Martin will star and executive produce her own comedy, “Little,” at the age of 13. As Sisters everywhere celebrated her wonderful achievement, trolls reared their ugly heads not knowing that Marsai had time. She served one of them a dose of her LOUD and got that badly closed piece together. Touche, Marsai, Touche!
Middleweight Boxing Champion Claressa Shields (one of our faves!) added another win to her name by defeating Tori Nelson. As the United States’ only two-time Olympic boxing medalist, she’s taking generous strides in knocking out goals and making her dreams come true.
The LOUD Girl Movement caught up with Stylist and Thrift Expert The Working Beauty, Esq., to add some sunshine and warmth to your Winter wardrobe, with her LOUD Girl Style. Check out the interview here.
Ola Ronke Akinmowo is amplifying the voices of Black women by opening up The Free Black Women’s Library in Bed-Stuy. The pop-up is a mobile trading library and interactive biblio installation that only features literary works from Black women. Her comments about parking it in Bed-Stuy, a highly gentrified area that used to be home to Black families in Brooklyn: “We’re gonna take up this space – with all of our books, and all of our bodies, and all of our minds, and all of our thoughts, and all of our music, and all of our fashion and flyness, all of our melanin. We’ll take over this space for the whole entire day, and you’re just gonna have to deal.” That’s LOUD, y’all!
LOUD Girls are always doing so much more than this list could ever include, but there’s nothing like a reminder of how wonderful your LOUD is. If you know of any wonderful moments in LOUD, we want to hear from you. Send them to us at info at loudgirlmovement dot com.
LOUD and All,
Editor, LOUD Girl Movement Blog
LOUD Girl Snapshot is a section dedicated to highlighting, celebrating and revisiting extraordinary moments in LOUD (you know that thing when Black women and girls use their voice, serve with flair) that happened during the month.